4. Imagine workplaces had a bring your significant other day?
Coworker of mine had to fire a new employee on his team on day 4.
The new hire brought her girlfriend to work (who was not employed with us) and she sat in the lunch room on her laptop, working on…god knows what. This occurred for 2 days before anyone realized she didn’t work here. We told the new hire to tell her to leave. She said, “If she goes, then I go.”
They both left
5. Even a 9 to 5 can’t beat true love.
Work for a large oil company. We were hiring warehouse positions once. It was an open event anyone could come and fill out the application. The obvious declines were sorted out and the rest were moved to a meeting room and waiting for someone to further review their applications.
Well there was a younger guy and girl who moved from one room to another together but obviously no one noticed. That is until he was calling for a panel interview and she walked in behind him. When questioned she answered for him that they were young lovers and go together. It took a while before anyone found their words but he didn’t continue with the interview obviously.
6. I think she probably should have put up a fight.
I’ve only been fired once.
This was my first job, I was 15 (it was Subway). I was training so I wasn’t on the official schedule yet but the store manager told me to come in from 9-5 M-F to train. I left on Friday at 5 and he said to check back that weekend to see if I was on the schedule for the following week. I came in on Saturday and went to check the schedule, I saw that I had a few weekday shifts the next week, wrote them down and left. I came in the following week and went to walk behind the counter when a coworker stopped me. It was during the lunch rush and she stopped serving customers and shouted “YOU’RE FIRED. YOU DIDN’T SHOW UP FOR YOUR WEEKEND SHIFT!” I was stunned. I told her I came in on Saturday, I WALKED PAST HER to check the schedule and I wasn’t on it! If I was supposed to be working, why didn’t she say something to me when I was there? She then told me to take off my uniform (in front of all of these customers who are now staring at me) and give it back. I had to undress in a restaurant full of people and then leave. Thankfully I was wearing a tanktop under my work shirt.
I was so humiliated. Easily one of my worst memories.